PISM Report: Learning from Past Experiences: Ways to Improve EU Aid on Reforms in the Eastern Partnership
16 APR 2014 Report
With financial and political crisis looming over Ukraine, the region of the Eastern Partnership is facing a period of increasing uncertainty. How effective is EU aid on reforms as a tool for easing and encouraging the transformation process in those countries? Does aid translate into real changes in the lives of ordinary people, or are reforms on paper merely a façade for corrupt and disengaged governments? And what lessons for the future can be learnt from the EU’s seven-year experience of aid delivery in the East? These are the principle issues tackled by PISM report written by Elżbieta Kaca, Anita Sobják and Konrad Zasztowt.
With financial and political crisis looming over Ukraine, the region of the Eastern Partnership is facing a period of increasing uncertainty. How effective is EU aid on reforms as a tool for easing and encouraging the transformation process in those countries? Does aid translate into real changes in the lives of ordinary people, or are reforms on paper merely a façade for corrupt and disengaged governments? And what lessons for the future can be learnt from the EU’s seven-year experience of aid delivery in the East? These are the principle issues tackled by PISM report written by Elżbieta Kaca, Anita Sobják and Konrad Zasztowt.

Learning from the past: EU aid in the Eastern Partnership - Elżbieta Kaca for EUobserver